Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Walk of the Spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick
"When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather's creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she's been thrown into, she can't escape it. Whispers when she's alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda's group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace." -Goodreads.com
This was a good read, though a little long at points. I think I liked the idea of the story more than the actual story. Ghosts, pleas for help, and pretty boys; what's not to love, right? But honestly, I think ghosts are falling into the same problem that vampires did a couple years ago: there are only so many way you can switch them up before all the stories start to sound the same.
Cusick did manage to keep my attention with the story, and there were several parts where I followed the characters with interest. There were some unresolved plot points in the end that kind of make me want to continue the series, but I haven't decided for sure yet.
Happy Factor: 3/5
Other books by Cusick: The Unseen, The House Next Door